Monday, May 16, 2011

Shaking out the leathers:

Saddle bags are packed, shaking out the leathers, kickstand up this morning around 8:30A.

North from Santa Fe I will connect with the original Santa Fe Trail and follow the wagon wheel ruts across Kansas.  Plan is to arrive in Chicago on Friday.  Saturday morning begin Route 66 west toward the California coast.

My guide for Route 66 will be the first mile-by-mile handbook written by Jack Rittenhouse in 1946.  Jack traveled about 25 miles a day making notes on a yellow pad along the way.  In the evenings he would sit at his typewriter writing about the day's adventure.  My plan is to travel the original route as much as possible. In place of the typewriter I will be sharing the day's adventure with all of you on an iPad. 

Santa Fe Trail east...Route 66 west...what could be better.  Someplace out in Kansas tonight.

be strong, be safe,  Carlan 

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